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    Saddle Sore

    I have been having a saddle sore problem and have read many posts that do not seem to address it. It is not a classic saddle sore from chafing; it is a sore bump from pressure. It appears on the right side of my crotch area between this and that always slightly on the right side. I do not think it is a "pimple" as it seems to be something under the skin. Since it shows up as a bump, lotions and the like appear irrelevant. I ride a Brooks Champion Special B.17 on one bike which I love and occasionally a WTB Comfort Zone on another bike. This is a new problem in the last year or two and flairs up if I ride a hilly 20+ miles or a couple of shorter mountain rides two days in a row. I am just past sixty and I have been riding for decades. Any ideas?

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    Nope. I had something like that for a week or two. It went away. It may or may not have been related to breaking in a new Brooks. Anyhow, I kept the same position more or less, just less weight on the saddle.
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    When you say, 'it flairs up', does this mean it's always there? If so, maybe you should see a doctor. Being a hypochondriac, I get all bumps checked out.

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    Yeah, I'd say if you've got a bump or lump under your skin, I'd ask a doc to look at it. Better safe than sorry.
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    Go to the Doc and get a steroid cream, and try to stay off the bike for a week or two.

    I had a really bad case of chafing/saddle sores last fall, and when it got to the point of being unbearable to ride, I fortunately came down with mono which kept me off the bike for a month and a half. I used the cream for about two weeks, and being off the bike helped to clear everything completely up.

    I then got a few pairs of Assos F1 Uno bibs (was using PI Ultrasensors which I hated) and haven't had any issues since.
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    I had tons of saddle sores similar to the one you described. All of them disappeared when I changed from powder to liquid in the washing machine. Just an heads up.

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    I had a similar bump that refused to go away with more powerful prescription creams. The doc took great satisfaction in lancing the cycst and there have been no problems since.

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    Might be an ingrown hair or a cyst. Go to a doctor.
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